Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Holidays Begin at the UDPAC!

The Nutcracker!
This week! An affordable alternative to ring in the holiday season!

Consider This:

The most valuable holiday memories revolve around the quality time we spend with loved-ones and the experiences we share with them.

Treat your family to a memorable gift of the performing arts to ring in your holidays!

Join us for a magical sleigh ride to the Land of the Sweets! Enjoy the stirring music of Tchaikovsky, the intricate choreography performed by the professional soloists, and the journey of a little girl from a Christmas party to a world of new experiences and intriguing characters! All at an affordable price for everyone in the family to enjoy!


November 22 at 7:30 pm
November 23 at 11 am and 3 pm
November 24 at 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm

$10 - $22

For more information and to purchase tickets, call the box office: 610.622.1189 or

More Performances at UDPAC this Holiday Season!
The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
The Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 pm

General Admission: $18
UDPAC members: $16
Senior: $15
Students under 25 with ID: $5

Tickets available at the door. For more information call: 610.622.1189.

Christmas Time is Here!
The Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars present the Annual Holiday Show!

Two performances this year!
December 20 at 7:30 pm
December 21 at 2:00 pm

Just $6 - $9
Call the box office: 610.622.1189 or visit the Web site: www.udpac.org for tickets! 

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA * 610.622.1189 * www.udpac.org

DCCC:Up to 72% off tuition and fees under new program for high school students

November 18, 2013

Contact: Anthony Twyman, Assistant to the President for Communications, 610-325-2816

More than 70% off Tuition and Fees, Under New College Pilot Program for High School Students

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—For a limited time, the College is allowing students from Delaware and Chester Counties the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school at a substantially discounted rate of up to 72 percent off the College’s normal tuition and fees.

 “Our High School Dual Enrollment Pilot Program provides high school students with a way to accelerate their education, while saving them and their parents a significant amount of money on a quality college education,” said College President Dr. Jerry Parker, adding that 266 students are already enrolled for the fall semester.

Qualified students from the College’s sponsoring school districts pay only $40 per credit versus the normal $146 a credit with fees. Students from non-sponsoring school districts pay only $80 per credit versus the normal $254 a credit with fees. Courses can be taken at most of the College’s nine locations. Fees are waived. Application deadlines are Dec. 1 for the spring semester, May 1 for Summer I and June 1 for Summer II. (Sponsoring districts contribute to the College; residents from these districts receive a reduced tuition rate).

 The High School Dual Enrollment Pilot Program will last three years. Eligible high school juniors can earn up to nine college credits, while eligible high school seniors can earn up to 12 college credits. Thus, by the time students graduate from high school, they can accumulate up to 21 credits. Program eligibility is based on a student’s potential for success, which includes demonstrated academic ability and motivation.

Additionally, dual enrollment students can save thousands of dollars by completing their first two years at Delaware County Community College and then transferring to a four-year school for a baccalaureate degree. Studies show that students who complete their associate degree before transferring credits are more likely to attain their bachelor’s degree. 

The College—under already existing programs (Dual Admissions, Core-to-Core Articulations, and Guaranteed Admissions Agreements)—enables students who graduate with an associate degree to seamlessly transfer their credits to a variety of four-year schools. These transfer agreements often come with guaranteed admission and excellent scholarship opportunities to universities such as Drexel, Penn State, Temple, West Chester, and Widener, as well as to colleges such as Albright, Cabrini, Chestnut Hill, Peirce and Rosemont.

College transfer agreements and high school dual enrollment programs enable four-year schools to enroll students they may otherwise have not received. Research shows that students who take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities while in high school tend to be more successful as they progress through their post-secondary education experience.

 “Participation in the College’s Dual Enrollment Pilot Program can simplify and take the worry out of the college admissions process,” said Fran Cubberley, the College’s vice president for Enrollment Management. “The College’s dual enrollment and dual admissions programs allow qualified students to—early on in their college selection process—be assured of guaranteed admission to excellent four-year schools in the Greater Philadelphia area.”

Students are under no obligation to attend Delaware County Community College after completing the High School Dual Enrollment Pilot Program and can transfer the credits they earn to a four-year school.

To learn more about the Dual Enrollment Pilot Program, visit www.dccc.edu/highschool, or call 610-359-5141.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Job Search Workshop

Looking for a new job? In this workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Find available opportunities
  • Research companies, non-profits, and other potential employers
  • Market yourself and your skills
  • Use LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media in your search
This FREE workshop will be led by Barbara Mock, Esq. Barbara is an attorney and human resources management consultant.  She will draw on her 20+ years experience to help you match your skills with available opportunities. 

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! If you attend this workshop, you will be offered a FREE 2-hour small group job search computer session with Barbara!
The workshop will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room.  There is no elevator.
Registration is required and is limited to 16 people.  Sign up here or call the library at 610-789-4440.

Male Achievers Program

Get Your Boys Ages 12-17
Up & Out of Bed

City of Chester & Delaware County

THIS Saturday, November 16, 2013
From 9am-1:30pm 
Lunch Included)
The College Access Center of Delaware County
400 E. 21st Street
Chester, PA 19013
"Let's Us Help Turn Your Boys Into Scholars"
Future Dates for Male Achievers Activities Include:

Dec. 21st, Jan. 18thFeb. 22ndMar. 15thApr. 12thMay 12thJune 14th

Fathers-Husbands-Uncles-Coaches-Teachers-Mentors-Adult Male Neighbors-Come Help Us Provide A Safe Place For Our Young Black & Latino Males to Learn, Engage, & Develop.

Monday, November 11, 2013

USCIS Honors Military Veterans During Naturalization Ceremonies

Release Date: November 08, 2013

WASHINGTON—In recognition of Veterans Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct naturalization ceremonies across the country that will feature military members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens. From Nov. 7-13, USCIS is welcoming approximately 8,000 new U.S. citizens during 120 naturalization ceremonies throughout the nation and overseas.
Since September 2002, USCIS has naturalized more than 92,000 members of the military, including nearly 11,000 who received their citizenship overseas.
“Throughout our history, thousands of immigrants have made extraordinary sacrifices for this country through military service,” USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas said. “These men and women pledged to defend our nation to protect liberties they had yet to secure for themselves. We salute all our veterans for helping to preserve this nation as a beacon of hope and opportunity.”
USCIS’s Veterans Day celebration will feature a Nov. 13 naturalization ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. During this event, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers will administer the Oath, and USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba will recognize Dr. Rahul Jindal, a transplant surgeon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as an Outstanding American by Choice.
Other ceremony highlights include events at:
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh on Nov. 8;
  • Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on Veterans Day (Nov. 11);
  • Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, on Veterans Day (Nov. 11); and
  • The Old State House in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 13.
Additionally, five recruits will become new citizens at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego through the Naturalization at Basic Training Initiative. USCIS developed this program with the Department of Defense to allow noncitizen military enlistees to complete the naturalization process during basic training. Previously, it could prove challenging to naturalize active duty members of the armed services who may have been deployed to locations around the world.
USCIS invites new citizens and their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies through Twitter using the hashtag #newUScitizen.
For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis), and the USCIS blog The Beacon